Mark played for seven Major League Baseball teams over 19 years. He was a major force in leading the Texas Rangers to their only playoff seasons in 1996, ’98 and ’99. He also played a leading role in the 2001 Seattle Mariners season that tied the Major League record for wins in a season with 116.
After retiring from MLB, Mark opened The Mark McLemore Sports Complex. His focus is to teach young people the fundamentals of sports and to teach life lessons in the process. In 2005, Mark became an analyst for ESPN and later joined Fox Sports Southwest’s Texas Rangers pre- and postgame shows.
While playing for the Rangers, Mark initiated programs for the Fort Worth Housing Authority such as Mac’ s Pac, Back Packs for Kids, and Thanksgiving baskets for 225 families. Mark is currently involved with a number of other charities, including Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County, The American Lung Association, Can Academy, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Boy’s and Girls Club, Children’s Miracle Network, New Day Services, Safe Haven of Tarrant County, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Dallas County, Toys for Tots, Ft. Worth Fine Arts Academy with the Star Telegram, Special Olympics, Highland Hills Community Center, Marine Corps League and Faces of the Future.